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A member of the National Guard stands watch inside the gates as state police guard the street outside, at Las Americas General Hospital in Ecatepec, a suburb of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Mexico City, one of the world's largest cities and the epicenter of the country's coronavirus epidemic, will begin a gradual reopening June 1, its mayor said Wednesday, even as daily new infections continued to set records. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

One year later, watchdogs criticize Mexico's National Guard

Jun. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One year after it began operations, Mexico’s National Guard remains at best an enigma lacking in transparency and at worst a clever political cover to keep the country’s military in a leading domestic security role, government watchdogs said Monday. President Andrés...

Contact tracers, from left to right, Christella Uwera, Dishell Freeman and Alejandra Camarillo work at Harris County Public Health contact tracing facility Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a

Tracking coronavirus cases proves difficult amid new surge

Jun. 29, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain coronavirus outbreaks are scrambling to bolster their ranks amid a surge of cases and resistance to cooperation from those infected or exposed. With too few trained contact tracers to handle soaring caseloads, one...

Arriving passengers await their bags in the baggage claim area at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B baggage claim area, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in New York. New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are asking visitors from states with high coronavirus infection rates to quarantine for 14 days. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Isolate on arrival: NYC region is latest to try quarantine

Jun. 26, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

Welcome to New York! Now don’t come near us for two weeks. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are the latest states to enact 14-day traveler quarantines to try to check the spread of the coronavirus. After being slammed by the outbreak this spring, the states' governors hope they can preserve their...

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Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after violence

Jun. 25, 2020 5:25 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol, one of which commemorated an abolitionist Civil War hero. Protesters also attacked a state...

Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after Tuesday night violence near state Capitol in Madison

Jun. 24, 2020 4:28 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after Tuesday night violence near state Capitol in Madison.
In this photo released by the Alaska National Guard, Alaska Army National Guard soldiers use a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to removed an abandoned bus, popularized by the book and movie

Deaths prompt Alaska officials to remove 'Into the Wild' bus

Jun. 19, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness where a young man documented his demise over 114 days in 1992 has been removed by officials, frustrated that the bus has become a lure for dangerous, sometimes deadly pilgrimages into treacherous backcountry. An Alaska National Guard...

Washington state taps National Guard for jobless aid backlog

Jun. 11, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The state of Washington is calling in the National Guard to help process unemployment benefit claims as officials grapple with a backlog caused in part by a fraud ring that stole more than half a billion dollars in aid, officials said Thursday. Washington state's Employment Security...

George Floyd's funeral procession arrives at Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Pearland, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: George Floyd's casket taken inside mausoleum

Jun. 9, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — `He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for George Floyd. — New York passes bill to unveil police discipline records. — Officials back off removing temporary fencing at White House. — Portland mayor to redirect $7 million from police budget to other...

Will Pitts discusses on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, a recent police shooting in Louisville, Ky. Pitts said he witnessed the shooting and is standing near the door where David McAtee was shot by officers. McAtee was shot after police arrived to disperse a crowd gathering near his business.Police said a video showed that David McAtee fired his gun as officers approached the business firing pepper balls to clear the lot. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)

Investigators: Barbecue cook killed by National Guard rifle

Jun. 9, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville barbecue cook was fatally shot by a National Guard member after the cook fired his gun as law enforcement approached on a night of protests, a state official said Tuesday. David McAtee was killed May 31 while he was cooking at his eatery miles away from the downtown...

The casket of George Floyd arrives for a public memorial at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston

Jun. 9, 2020 2:34 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston. — Protesters heartened by swift reform, but vow broader change. — Protesters in Portland walk onto Interstate, leading to temporary shutdown. — Violence gives way to street fair vibe outside White House. ___ HOUSTON...